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Parents: If your church is “Turning Orange…”

Has your church “turned Orange?” If your children’s ministry leaders have suddenly put your children’s discipleship in the hands of Andy Stanley’s “Orange Strategy,” you’re going to want to investigate what this program is – and more importantly what it is NOT. After publishing my article on Naomi’s Table this week, I received this letter, […]

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We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

According to Steve McCranie of Leaving Laodicea, hidden sleeper cells have found a home in the visible Church. “These certain men have crept (pareisdúō) into the church unnoticed, or by stealth.  The word means to ‘enter in craftily, under cover of darkness, like a thief,’” says McCranie. “They, like a terrorist sleeper cell, blend in […]

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SBC Conference: “Get The Spotlight Off The Bible” (Courtesy of Russell Moore & Andy Stanley)

According to Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley would like to take the spotlight off Scripture. He makes that clear in an interview with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore.  Here’s what the popular pastor said: I would ask preachers and pastors and student pastors in their communications […]

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Global Leadership 2016 continues its carnal slide

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit is kicking off today, hosted by its founder, Willow Creek Church’s senior pastor Bill Hybels. This year’s Summit continues its trajectory in a secular direction by including fewer pastors in its speaking faculty and more worldly leaders. Case in point: In past years the GLS has featured at least a […]

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Andy Stanley’s astonishing lack of discernment worsens

Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Church, has once again drawn attention to himself. This time for featuring a Beatles medley presented at North Point’s Sunday morning worship service. As previously reported, Stanley recently received criticism for allowing a raunchy stage act at the mega church he pastors where the song “Love The Way You […]

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Crisis at Andy Stanley’s North Point Church

In his piece “Crisis at North Point,” Todd Pruitt, one of the co-hosts of Mortification of Spin, denounces the raunchy stage act that was performed at Andy Stanley’s church during a Sunday morning worship service.  To enlighten his readers, Pruitt included a video of the all boy band’s performance.  However, the video is no longer […]

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Three signs of a believer

By Elizabeth Prata Tom Chantry at The Cripplegate has written a very good essay titled Occam’s Razor and the Perpetuity of Evangelical Scandal In it, he states logically and simply that if people would simply stop accepting at face value the proclamations of celebrity pastors and the like that they are Christians, lives would be made […]

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The idolatry of greatness & how it’s ruining your life

“There’s an epidemic running through this country. It’s subtle and quiet and often cleverly disguised as ‘The American Dream.  It’s the idolatry of greatness,” says blogger Kayse Pratt.  In our self-centered culture most people are caught up in wanting to be somebody special. even great.  And Christians are not exempt from this. Kayse demonstrates how […]

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Andy Stanley, Megachurches, and the Bullying of Christ’s Bride

  Nate Pickowicz is the pastor/planter of Harvest Bible Church in New Hampshire and blogs for Entreating Favor.  A number of years ago, my wife and I were members of a large New England church; a “megachurch.” Now, it’s very important that I differentiate between a “large” church and a “megachurch” as it’s more than simply number […]

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